Heya, I appreciate the response, but I believe motioninjoy is for PS3 DS3 users, which probably wouldn't help too much in our case. Also, the controller was calibrated just fine and worked properly in the said testing application above, but thanks for the axis insight.
However, I've found a fix for the problem. I was using an older (different?) app than ispanolfw which was, for some reason, more commonplace in my search results. To the other poster above, try this: http://code.google.com/p/x360ce/downloads/list
Just put the executable into the FFXIV root executable folder and run it. It will create a .ini for saving your settings and the .dll needed for the app and the game to interface. Snag #1
: If the app isn't working or complains about mscvr.dll or something or other, download the x86 2010 C++ redistributable from Microsoft if you run 32-bit Windows. If you run 64-bit, download and install both the x86 and x64 packages. Also, go ahead and download the June 2010 Directx Run-times, just to be safe. Once I did these three things (took ~three minutes tops), the app worked fine. Snag #2
: In my case of Super Joy Box 3, turning off "Native Mode" in the advanced options allowed me to start configuring buttons.
Once you map out all of your buttons and axes to the Xbox controller's respective buttons and axes in the emulator, leave it open
and run the FFXIV config program. You should now be able to select your gamepad from the drop-down menu and set the buttons and axes accordingly. Bear in mind, since this is emulating the Xinput driver used for Xbox controllers, the button layouts and names for the axes will be different than what they are for your actual controller. For instance, the L2/R2 buttons may be buttons 5 and 6 according to your gamepad, but according to the emulated gamepad, where these are triggers, they will be labeled as "axes". Don't worry about that.
Now that you're configured for using emulated Xinput with FFXIV, just load the game and enjoy. Simply remember to load the emulator prior to playing the game each time, and you're in business! tl;dr
Download program, map buttons. Leave app open, map emulated buttons in FFXIV config. Always have app open when playing FFXIV.
The great thing about this fix is it serves for ANY controller that doesn't support Xinput, not just this particular adapter.